The Manuscript Codex * Structure
SPINE-LINING

Cloth or leather that is usually adhered to the full length of a textblock spine. The lining helps keep the gatherings from shifting in the textblock. Additionally, since the primary endbands are sewn through the lining, this material helps prevent the tiedowns from tearing through the spine-folds of the gatherings when the endbands are sewn and also later when the volume is opened and closed. Often the lining is wider than the textblock spine thereby forming spine-lining extensions.
 
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UBL OR. 17.143

 

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER